14 great Mexican side dishes
Tailor your feast with guacamole, salsa, red rice, refried beans, chipotle grilled corn, and more
This is the hands-down best guacamole that we at Sunset have ever tasted. It’s made right in a stone mortar, which gives it performance appeal; make it in front of your guests at your next party and watch them dip those chips before you’re even finished.
Recipe: Gabriel's Guacamole
Moist, steamy, tomato-flavored rice―with hints of well-cooked onion and garlic―is comfort itself, especially mounded next to a main course like huevos rancheros or enchiladas.
Recipe: Mexican Red Rice (Arroz Rojo)
Quickly sauté some spicy Mexican chorizo, add to canned refried beans, and you’ll have the perfect rich and savory side dish for huevos rancheros―and just about anything else Mexican.
Recipe: Chorizo Refried Beans
When you have a Mexican feast laid out, it’s nice to add a bit of green crunch for contrast. The hearts of these lettuces are super-crisp and arranged around a tangy, nutty pumpkin seed dip.
Recipe: Romaine Hearts with Pipián
Take a little inspiration from Mexican fruit stands by putting a fruit salad into individual cups. It's finger food at it's best, and the tequila-lime dressing gives it just the right amount of kick.